John P. Wilkins,CFA, CICShareholder, Chairman

John is a graduate of Colgate University (magna cum laude) and the University of Chicago Law School. He began his investment career in New York City as a research analyst for H.C. Wainwright & Co. and later became an investment officer for Citibank. Returning to his native Boston, John joined Standish, Ayer & Wood, Inc., as a Partner and Managing Director.

John has served as Board Chairman and President of the Investment Adviser Association, a national organization that represents the interests of SEC registered investment firms. He also serves as a Trustee (formerly Board Chairman) of YMCA Camp Belknap, and as Honorary Trustee of the New England Baptist Hospital, having previously been Board Chairman. He is a Director of Care Group, Inc., a holding company for Beth Israel Deaconess, Mt. Auburn and New England Baptist hospitals. John is also on the investment committee of the Carleton-Willard Village, Inc. retirement community. In his home community, John is the Endowment Chair of the Eliot Church and was a founding trustee of the Wellesley Free Library Centennial Fund.

John holds designations as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC). He is a member of the Boston Economic Club.


Michael F. Charland,CFA, CIC Shareholder, President

Mike graduated from Bates College where he majored in economics and mathematics. He earned an MBA degree (cum laude) from Babson College. At Wilkins Investment Counsel, Inc. Mike focuses on portfolio management, equity research, and oversees the operation of the firm. Prior to joining Wilkins he worked in fixed income trading and management at Eaton Vance in Boston.

Michael is very involved with his undergraduate alma mater, having served as Chairman of the Boston Bates Business Network. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC) designations and is a member of the CFA Society Boston and the Boston Economic Club.


Shane M. Garman,CFA, CICShareholder, Vice President

Shane is a graduate of Indiana University where he majored in kinesiology. He earned an MBA degree (summa cum laude) from Babson College and managed a portion of the school’s endowment as a member of the Babson College Fund. As a Portfolio Manager & Director of Research at Wilkins, Shane manages client accounts/relationships and leads the equity/fixed income analyst team responsible for investment research. He is also the firm’s Treasurer and Chief Compliance Officer.

His previous experience includes working in product marketing at XOS Technology, Inc., holding assistant coaching positions with several NCAA basketball programs, and assisting the coaching staff of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC) designations and is a member of the CFA Society Boston.


Thomas S. Terraccino,CFASenior Investment Analyst

Tom is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. Tom specializes in equity research at Wilkins with a particular emphasis in the technology sector. His previous experience includes equity research at Boston American Asset Management and Prudential Equity Group. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society Boston.

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Sweta SinghFixed Income Portfolio Manager

Sweta is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where she majored in economics and political science. She earned a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas and an MBA from State University of New York. Sweta specializes in fixed income management and research at Wilkins. Her previous experience includes trading and portfolio management at Thornburg Investment Management and research positions at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Income Research & Management, and Wellington Management. Sweta is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.


Areeb Khan,CFAInvestment Analyst

Areeb is a graduate of Boston University where he majored in economics. He earned a Masters in Finance from Boston College. Areeb specializes in equity research at Wilkins. His previous experience includes public equities research at Liberty Mutual as well as analyst work at The De Burlo Group. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society Boston.


David P. GatelyDirector of Operations

Dave is a graduate of Saint Anselm College where he majored in history. His previous experience includes serving as operations manager at Contravisory Investment Management and as an investment associate at Congress Asset Management.


Sarah R. ValerioAssociate Director of Operations

Sarah graduated from the University of Mary Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Her experience prior to joining Wilkins includes working at The Colony Group as a senior portfolio administrator and at State Street Bank in fund accounting.


Lucinda RyanOperations/Administrative Associate

Cindy earned her diploma in an accelerated program at Chandler School for Women. She has extensive experience as an administrative assistant, most recently as the Office Administrator at Environmental Resources Management, Inc.